Accidents Halt Traffic for Hours

An accident at the corner of Ross Clark Circle and Highway 231 South stops traffic for hours.

The accident happened at about 2 pm, and police officers say they believe the 18-wheeler was traveling too fast in the turn and flipped.

The semi wasn't carrying hazardous materials; however oil and smoke were released from the truck.

The southbound lanes of South Oates Street stayed closed from more than 2 hours while the Dothan Police Department worked to clear the roadway.

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  • by Gayle Location: Ala. on Jun 1, 2007 at 05:32 AM
    I feel the speed limit should be 40MPH for cars and 30 for Trucks also. I think there should be an aleternate route for big trucks except for delivery in the city. I think there ought to be more police on the circle instead of giving parking tickets in the malls. they should be riding or parked watching the circle traffic. There was a vehicle passed me and racing with another car going North on 231 right after leaving the walmart red light. It was right in town. It is dangerous to even get on the road now.
  • by Nolan Location: Daleville on May 31, 2007 at 10:21 AM
    The Ross Clark Circle is so poorly designed for traffic flow that if my name was Ross Clark I'd change it. Some people will always try to make the left turn at an intersection before the yellow goes red, it just causes more havoc when it's a tractor trailer rig that has a mishap from it. Most people don't drive the full 50mph speed limit now but they are usually in the left lane on the cell phone when doing so.
  • by Tom Location: Eloy, AZ. on May 30, 2007 at 08:29 PM
    As an 18 wheeler driver (Home is Dothan) I feel that the currect 50 MPH speed limit on the Ross Clark Circle is way to fast. With the traffic there the speed limit should be lowerd to not more than 40 MPH. AND 30 for trucks!!!
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